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A Donegal TD is urging the Government to make sure GPs are aware that they can issue emergency medical cards.   Independent Deputy, Thomas Pringle, says his constituency office is inundated with calls from people who have to apply or renew their cards.   Due to the cyberattack on the…

A south Donegal councillor is calling for the latest GPS technology be used to help the emergency services locate lifebuoys. Fine Gael Cllr Barry Sweeney says this would also help to prevent the removal and vandalising of life buoys. Cllr Sweeney’s proposal is for Donegal County Council liaise with the…

The President of the INMO has criticised recent figures which were published  in relation to the amount of time admitted patients spend in Hospitals.   The recently published figures claim that 30 percent of patients admitted to hospital are discharged within 24 hours or under.   Some senior doctors are…

Fianna Fail say they are committed to increasing GP numbers in rural areas if elected. Sligo/Leitrim candidate, Eamon Scanlon, says there is also assurances of increasing the rural GP allowance to €30,000 Deputy Scanlon says attracting GP’s to rural areas is proving difficult. https://filedn.com/lglCaxamfnlV2gaMY6rU7tH/News%20Clips%202019/Scanlon%20GPs.mp3

Half of GPs in Leitrim are due to retire in the next five to seven years. In County Sligo, a quarter of GPs will retire, with 24% expected to hang up their stethoscopes in Donegal. The figures are from the Irish Medical Organisation, which is currently highlighting the level of…

No new beds have been approved for any hospital in the North West region as part of the HSE’s 2018 Service Plan. The plan sets out how the HSE will spend it’s budget over the coming year. However, the plan is already coming in for much criticism for failing to…

A Donegal GP says the government’s ten year plan for healthcare in Ireland will do nothing to deal with the what he claims is fast becoming a crisis in the sector. At the end of last month, the report on the ‘Future of Healthcare’ was published and it proposes free…